Kanye West calls music industry and National Basketball Association "modern day slave ships"

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In a series of tweets shared on Monday (14 September) night, the rapper, who is now running for the U.S. presidency, tweeted about his position in the music industry.

He said that he refused to "argue with black men on labels we don't own", adding: "I need to see everybody's contracts at Universal and Sony. On God ... in Jesus name ... come and get me", Kanye tweeted.

He said: "I need to see everybody's contracts at Universal and Sony I'm not gonna watch my people be enslaved I'm putting my life on the line for my people The music industry and the National Basketball Association are modern day slave ships I'm the new Moses". He called himself "the new Moses".

Ye posted a long message from someone - possibly a lawyer or business partner - offering advice on how he can move forward in his relationship with Universal and Sony.

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"I'm not gonna watch my people be enslaved. I love my brothers and I miss my friends ... real talk". I don't care. I'm in service to Christ. we need world healing.

But the focus, if there was one, was mostly on the music industry. "I'm Nat Turer. I'm fighting for us", Kanye begins before continuing forward. I'm putting my life on the line for my people. God doesn't measure us by money in his kingdom ... let's love each other... He then goes on to speak on his relationship with Jay-Z.

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West tweeted of Stoute, who is a music executive and Knicks branding specialist, "Steve Stoute is a good man. this is my brother".

West, who is running for president, later shared a quote from Stoute's appearance on The Boardroom: Out of Office podcast where he said, "I don't want anybody black running around voting for Kanye West".

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